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Paul Appleby (Pelléas) and Elena Tsallagova (Mélisande) © BAUS
Amsterdam

Pelléas et Mélisande at the Holland Festival: austerely beautiful but flawed

By , 05 June 2019
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Bernard Haitink © Todd Rosenberg
Amsterdam

Exploring Romanticism: Haitink and the RCO perform Mozart and Brahms

By , 25 January 2019
*****
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Herbert Blomstedt © Martin U.K. Lengemann
Brussels

Magnificent Mendelssohn and Brahms from Blomstedt and the Concertgebouw

By , 11 January 2019
*****
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Cristian Măcelaru © Adriane White
Amsterdam

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in symphonically lustrous Weill

By , 18 October 2018
****1
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Gianandrea Noseda © Steve Sherman
Amsterdam

An unfussy, memorable War Requiem from Noseda and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

By , 11 October 2018
****1
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Stéphane Denève © SWR | Villa Berg
Amsterdam

An intense Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

By , 27 September 2018
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Janine Jansen with the RCO at Carnegie Hall © Richard Termine
New York City

Daniele Gatti and the Royal Concertgebouw at Carnegie Hall: an evolving collaboration

By , 18 January 2018
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The Concertgebouw Orchestra and Daniele Gatti © Richard Termine
New York City

The Concertgebouw Orchestra and Daniele Gatti: keeping the tradition alive

By , 17 January 2018
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Daniele Gatti © Pablo Faccinetto
Amsterdam

Wasting no time: Daniele Gatti's Brahms and Beethoven with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

By , 03 November 2017
****1
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Diana Damrau © Rebecca Fay | Erato
Amsterdam

Diana Damrau puts the sparkle into the RCO’s Opening Night in Amsterdam

By , 14 September 2017
***11
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Chen Reiss © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 66: Gatti and the Concertgebouw are worlds apart in Vienna

By , 02 September 2017
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Daniele Gatti conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou (at Prom 66)
London

Prom 64: Brucknerian beauty from Gatti and the Concertgebouw

By , 01 September 2017
****1
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John Wilson © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Amsterdam

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra plays the Best of Bernstein

By , 07 July 2017
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Malin Byström (Salome) © BAUS
Amsterdam

Beautiful role debut for Malin Byström in Amsterdam Salome

By , 09 June 2017
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Martyn Brabbins © Benjamin Ealovega
Amsterdam

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra premieres Easter Passions

By , 07 April 2017
***11
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Yefim Bronfman © Oded Antman
Amsterdam

Dark Prokofiev and Shostakovich from Yefim Bronfman and Andris Nelsons at the Concertgebouw

By , 29 March 2017
***11
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Amsterdam

Over-the-top Elgar and hushed Mahler from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

By , 02 March 2017
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Bernard Haitink © Todd Rosenberg
Amsterdam

A Dutch Lion: Haitink celebrates 60 years conducting the Royal Concertgebouw

By , 16 February 2017
*****
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Daniele Gatti © Pablo Faccinetto
Amsterdam

Beauty and the Beast battle for our hearts and ears in Amsterdam

By , 12 January 2017
****1
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Daniele Gatti © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

Hammered home: the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Wagner, Mahler and Berg

By , 17 December 2016
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Daniele Gatti © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

A hand of aces from Lisa Batiashvili, Daniele Gatti and the Royal Concertgebouw in London

By , 16 December 2016
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Christine Goerke © Pierre Gautreau Photography
Amsterdam

Christine Goerke's superb Brünnhilde at the Concertgebouw

By , 09 December 2016
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Semyon Bychkov © Sheila Rock
Washington

Powerful Mahler 5 from the Royal Concertgebouw in Washington DC

By , 29 November 2016
*****
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Detlev Glanert © Bettina Stöß
Amsterdam

Magnificent terror in new Requiem for Hieronymus Bosch in Amsterdam

By , 05 November 2016
*****
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Daniele Gatti receives the "golden baton" from Dutch culture minister Jet Bussemaker © Mladen Pikulic
Amsterdam

Daniele Gatti and the RCO make it official during showcase concert

By , 09 September 2016
***11
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Daniele Gatti © Pablo Facci
Dublin

The Royal Concertgebouw opens the Dublin season with a generous helping of Romantic fare

By , 27 August 2016
****1
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Vladimir Stoyanov (Yeletsky) and Chorus © Monika Forster | Dutch National Opera
Amsterdam

Caged bird: Tchaikovsky stars in Herheim's remarkable Pique Dame at Dutch National Opera

By , 09 June 2016
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Semyon Bychkov © Musacchio Ianniello
Amsterdam

Noble nostalgia: Bychkov’s enraptures in Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov at the Concertgebouw

By , 12 May 2016
****1
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Franz Welser-Möst © Roger Mastroianni
Amsterdam

Challenging a legacy: disappointing Welser-Möst debut with the RCO

By , 20 April 2016
***11
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Iván Fischer © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Buoyant Brahms’ First from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under Iván Fischer

By , 06 April 2016
****1
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Daniele Gatti © Pablo Faccinetto
Amsterdam

Romantic heroes celebrated by Daniele Gatti in Amsterdam

By , 31 March 2016
****1
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Jean-Yves Thibaudet © Kasskara | Decca.
Amsterdam

Jazzy optimism: Thibaudet’s Gershwin and Nelsons’ Shostakovich-Lite

By , 18 February 2016
****1
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Matthias Goerne © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Sovereign Mahler from Matthias Goerne and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

By , 12 February 2016
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Otto Tausk © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Anatomy of Fear: Otto Tausk leads an audio-visual tour at the Concertgebouw

By , 14 January 2016
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Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Amsterdam

Majestic perfection: Thibaudet and Fischer herald in the New Year at the Concertgebouw

By , 06 January 2016
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Camilla Nylund © Heikki Tuuli
Amsterdam

A miraculous Lohengrin at the Concertgebouw

By , 18 December 2015
*****
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Paavo Järvi © Ixi Chen
Amsterdam

Paavo Järvi and Baiba Skride join the RCO for great Britten and Ravel

By , 11 December 2015
****1
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Jakub Hrůša © Pavel Hejný
Amsterdam

Jakub Hrůša's striking debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

By , 29 November 2015
*****
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John Adams © Margaretta Mitchell
Amsterdam

A very political concerto: John Adams' Scheherazade.2 in Amsterdam

By , 15 October 2015
***11
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Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Stunning contrasts: Nelsons and Jansen electrify the Concertgebouw

By , 16 September 2015
*****
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Kristian Bezuidenhout © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

A dreamy summer: Bezuidenhout and the RCO charm with refreshing Mozart

By , 21 August 2015
***11
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Amsterdam

Paper Doll: William Kentridge screens an elusive Lulu at the Holland Festival

By , 01 June 2015
***11
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Amsterdam

Highly Charged Shostakovich from Incomparable Kavakos with Gergiev and the RCO

By , 02 April 2015
*****
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Amsterdam

Fabulous soloists in the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s St John Passion

By , 27 March 2015
****1
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Amsterdam

Inspired by folk music: Mariss Jansons' farewell performance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

By , 20 March 2015
****1
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Amsterdam

Stingless Strauss but iridescent Mahler from the Royal Concertgebouw

By , 11 February 2015
***11
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Amsterdam

A family affair: the Labèque sisters and Semyon Bychkov at the Concertgebouw

By , 05 February 2015
****1
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Amsterdam

Courageous Helmchen steps in at the Concertgebouw

By , 22 January 2015
***11
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Amsterdam

Blinding beauty in the RCO’s Mahler 3 under Daniele Gatti

By , 15 January 2015
****1
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Amsterdam

A stellar selection of rhapsodies from Mariss Jansons at the Concertgebouw

By , 21 December 2014
****1
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